Throughout the course of its 150 year history, the University of South Carolina School of Law has taken on various challenges and put its faculty’s expertise to the test. During the upcoming academic year, South Carolina Law faculty will engage in a series of thought-provoking programs. A number of them are designed to help students develop the skills they will need to succeed in a legal career. Several of the events are designed to promote awareness about issues related to racial injustice, gender non-conforming individuals, and domestic violence.
The South Carolina Law faculty has contributed to 55 articles in the top 50 law reviews in the country. This includes several articles that have been published in the last five years. In addition, the school is continuing its longstanding commitment to diversity by naming an associate dean for equity and diversity.
The school is also planning to improve efforts to protect children in the state through its new Children’s Law Center. This training center is designed to provide immersive learning simulations, which will help students develop skills and knowledge about child-focused legal issues. Its director is Prof. Joshua Gupta-Kagan, who is known for his scholarship in the country’s leading law reviews.
In the fall, South Carolina Law’s Mock Trial and Moot Court teams broke school records in both competitions. In October, Molly Sue Harmon won the King of the Hill Mock Trial Competition. Third year student Andrew Rawl has a passion for law and plans to use his degree to help others.
In April, the law school hosted the first Cybersecurity Legal Institute. As part of this event, professors Joel Samuels, Pamela D. Robinson, and Bennett Nelson led the new Cybersecurity Legal Task Force. In addition to introducing the new task force, the law school also launched a new website, which connects attorneys with South Carolinians who are in need of pro bono legal services.
The Law school also announced a donation of more than $1 million from the Konduros Fisherman Fund. The fund will support a new collaborative, which will focus on post-conflict countries, developing nations, and the Midlands region. The collaborative will include faculty from the School of Law and faculty in 14 locations across the Midlands.
A new home is on the way for the School of Law. The building will include brand-new classrooms, state-of-the-art technology, and grand architecture. The law library will be closed for the moving process, but will reopen on May 30. In addition to the new home, South Carolina Law is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding.
The University of South Carolina School of Law has received a $1.035 million donation from the Konduros Fisherman Fund. This donation, along with other contributions, will help fund the School of Law’s new Cybersecurity Legal Task Force. The collaborative will also assist with research into sheriffs in the U.S., and will support faculty in 14 locations across the Midlands.
Throughout the course of its 150 year history, South Carolina Law has become known for its commitment to diversity. The school’s community has become a leading voice against racial injustice. Several of the school’s faculty have contributed to this effort, including a number of alumni who have gone on to become successful in other parts of the country and the world. Several alumni are finding success in the public sector. In addition, students at South Carolina Law provide free tax assistance to low-income residents, and help elderly residents receive tax assistance free of charge.